Director of Film Archive
Patrick Steele brings more than 25 years of experience in photochemical and digital post-production, preservation, and restoration to his role as the Director of Film Archive for the Cohen Film Collection.
Prior to joining the CFC team as Servicing & Delivery Coordinator in 2012, Patrick earned extensive experience in a variety of roles in the film industry. While a supervisor at Technicolor, he oversaw a team of technicians performing 35mm film inspection, print rejuvenation, subtitle preparation, and documentation for most of the major Hollywood studios. He later spent more than a decade with the Library of Congress Motion Picture Conservation Center as a preservation/restoration specialist and digital restoration lead for some of our nation’s greatest cinema treasures. At Scenesavers, Patrick carried out work as a colorist, telecine operator, and digitizing specialist for a diverse range of clients such as NASA, Indiana University, John Deere, the University of Virginia, and Proctor & Gamble. During this time, Patrick was an Associate member of the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE).
Patrick is also a skilled instructor, passionate about sharing knowledge, techniques, and craft. As an award-winning filmmaker, he has taught upper-level film production courses and master classes at the university level. As a dedicated archivist, Patrick has demonstrated post-production and restoration techniques to students at the George Eastman House/L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, the New York University Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Degree program, and the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF).